Since its founding in 2014, Steps Real Estate has become a Colorado institution. Now the award-winning company will take its insightful, responsive approach nationwide as a member of cloud-based eXp Realty.
It’s something of a surprising move for a company that built its reputation on personalized service and community engagement. Steps is a fixture in the Boulder, Denver, Lakewood, and Longmont neighborhoods where it maintains offices. Last Thanksgiving, for example, Steps donated more than half a ton of food, clothing, and merchandise to local nonprofits who help those in need.
Just as importantly, Steps has grown into a realty powerhouse by investing in its own agents. The company’s comprehensive in-house training program lets it hire confidently from a wider, more diverse pool of aspiring realtors than agencies that rely on new hires to fend for themselves. A common training experience leads to a common culture, which Steps agents share in an increasingly rare setting: real offices, next to their colleagues’ real offices.
So why is such a community-centered agency joining a cloud-based international brokerage?
Part of the answer lies in Steps’ growth. With 75 agents among its staff and 607 units sold in 2018 for more than $228 million, the company had grown so quickly in its five years that some changes to its structure and operating strategy were inevitable.
“Like it or not, real estate brokerages are going online,” says Steps Founder Sean Moudry, himself a subject of Realtor Magazine’s 30 Under 30 feature. “We will continue to be community-focused, and to provide a robust coaching platform and professional office space for our agents. Joining eXp gives us the ability to offer more services and technology. Our values align with eXp’s, and we now have the power of their technology behind us.”
Moudry isn’t understating the scope of eXp’s power, or its ability and willingness to support Steps’ distinct culture. Founded in 2002, eXp supports more than 15,000 agents and generated more than half a billion dollars in revenue in 2018. One of the fastest-growing real estate companies in the country and North America’s largest residential real estate brokerage by geography, eXp’s devotion to agent education, client education, and fair business dealings earned it a 2018 Inman Innovator award, and CEO Glenn Sanford a Top CEO in Glassdoor’s 2018 Employee’s Choice Awards.
* Steps Real Estate is an independent contractor of eXp Realty and this is not an official release of eXp Realty, its parent eXp World Holdings, Inc. or any related subsidiary.